Happiful Online May Magazine
"Leave the road. Take the trails." So said Pythagoras. Both physically, and metaphorically, these words couldn’t ring more true right now.
We're in uncharted territory, in terrain we've never faced before, and so, if you're daunted by this immeasurable task of returning to a so-called 'normal', just know that you aren’t walking this path alone.
With that in mind, we've gathered together some key resources for your back pocket as you prepare to face the world once again.
From advice for those experiencing illness anxiety in a post-lockdown world on p74 to reflecting on the signs of burnout on p32, and wholesome games to unwind with on p30, we know it's time to tread carefully, and to go easy on yourself during this journey.
But with each new step forward, keep your mind and eyes open to the possibilities around you. We don't have to return to well-trodden roads laid out before. We have the opportunity to determine what we want our future to look like.
For some, this could be physically exploring new trails as we appreciate the freedom of nature on our doorsteps. We might want to embrace the benefits of cold open-water swimming, delve into the influence of the moon on our daily lives, or seek out local culture.
Others may want to sow the seeds of a better tomorrow. Return to your roots and get your hands dirty (literally) by joining the self-sufficiency revolution on p16, or surprise yourself with some simple eco-hacks that could transform your home on p76, and discover the plants that nourish your mental health as you tend to them on p82.
The path before us may be less trodden, but forging ahead with the trail can open up our world to excitement and opportunities.
Remember though, you can go at your own pace. One step at a time. We're right here beside you.
Enjoy the new edition!
Happiful is an online and print magazine with the mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Their aim is to provide informative, inspiring and topical stories about mental health and wellbeing. They want to break the stigma of mental health in our society, and to shine a light on the positivity and support that should be available for everyone, no matter their situation.